Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Black, white, brown, purple, green, red, blue, orange... I am not describing a pack of crayons and most importantly not a color of a persons skin... These are colors. Beautiful colors that exist in the world.
Rainbows, snow, leaves, trees, flowers, sand, stones...they all exist together in nature and yet are amazingly unique in their simplicity. When they are seen together, it is perfection.
When we can look at each other and see another human with dreams, goals, struggles, happiness, sadness, loneliness, fear, determination... Then, and only then will we have racial harmony.
How can a man that is half black and black white, decide that he is only black. We are a country of mixed races and we become even more so every day. Maybe in my children's future, they will see a world where you are not looked at and judged on what color skin you have.
Why do we need to label people? MLK fought and died for equality, not this crap that we have right now. I imagine that he is looking down at us with sadness in his eyes, wondering how his dream could have gone so wrong. He did not want separation. He wanted unity. Ironically, the country got it's first mixed president, something that should have been a milestone and turned into one of the biggest detrimental administrations in history. The sad thing was that instead of just being a president, he became a black president by the media, and whomever it deemed fortuitous to at the time.
Remember when George Bush was president or for that matter any of the previous presidents? If you disliked him, it was because of his policies, what he stood for, his integrity. Now though, if you don't agree with something Obama does, you are immediately labeled a racist.
If you would have told me that the nation would be more divided while and after having a mixed president I would have told you that you were off your rocker. (love Betty White) But that is exactly what is happening.
Just imagine if you read the newspaper (do people still do that..lol) and color was not allowed to be mentioned. Just imagine if television networks, grants, pageants, and programs didn't have black in front of them. Affirmative Action and all racial discrimination was gone. That my friends is racial equality. That was Martin Luther King's dream.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I know, this is yet another blog about the Trayvon/Zimmerman case. Surprise, Surprise! People are twitting like crazy and already death threats are being heard. The NAACP has already said they want to bring a civil suit against him. The drama has begun. The black and white divide has just opened and with each accusation it is slowly but surely getting bigger.
Trayvon Martin is dead. Nothing is going to bring him back. It's a tragedy and I feel for the family because I can't imagine losing my sons.
He was arrested, charged and given a trial. He was acquitted by the jury. Whether you agree with the decision makes no difference in the judicial system. There have been many cases where I did not agree with the jury's decision... Casey Anthony, OJ Simpson (yet another trial that turned into a race battle) but you live with it. You get up in the morning and get on with your day, on with your life. (excluding the families involved of course)
Death threats... George Zimmerman is going to be walking around the rest of his life with a bulls eye on his back. There is talk of riots. Sharpton and Jackson on their soapboxes trying to stir up even more hatred than has already taken hold of people.
Was Zimmerman totally innocent? Absolutely not! He should have locked his doors and waited for police to arrive. Hindsight is 20/20 unfortunately the here and now is rife with emotions and fear.
Was Trayvon totally innocent? Absolutely not! People seem to be forgetting that he was NOT a child and according to the pictures and hospital report he was slamming Zimmerman's head into the concrete and punching him in the face. If he was just an innocent little boy walking home with Skittles and tea, he would not have beat the crap out of Zimmerman. Not to mention the pot in his system.
I think what needs to come out of this case is to re-examine the "Stand Your Ground" laws and he definitely should not be allowed anywhere near the town watch. I truly hope this country can calmly and peacefully move on. It's over and whether you agree or not, justice has been served.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Friday, July 05, 2013
I couldn't think of a title because, well, the three seem to go hand in hand.
One thing that particularly bothers me is when people who don't even believe in the Bible try and take certain verses to prove their point. I think the most common one I see is Luke 6:37 which states... "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."
Did Jesus really mean that we should never judge things, people, groups, or concepts? NO! We need to continue reading past this into the next four verses in order to find the answer to this. What Jesus went on to say is that we should judge ourselves before we go about judging others. He is NOT saying that we should not judge at all! Jesus want us to reflect on ourselves and purify ourselves and our motives before we take the time to judge others.
You cannot pick and choose in regards to Bible verses. If you quote it, then I suggest you read it first.
"Two street preachers were brutally beaten — punched and kicked — by a crowd at a gay pride festival in Seattle and the entire melee was captured on video. The preachers were holding signs reading “Repent or Else” and “Jesus Saves From Sin.” The video shows a group of people initially screaming and threatening the men during Pridefest at the Seattle Space Needle. Television station KOMO reported that some of the attackers belonged to a group called NOH8 A group of women tried to steal their signs but were unsuccessful. The video then shows a group of men grabbing onto one of the preacher’s signs and dragging him to the ground. At some point he was punched in the back of the head a number of times while others can be seen kicking the man. Another preacher was sucker punched in the back of the head. Police arrested two suspects – one of whom has a long rap sheet. It’s not the first time Christians have been attacked by pro-gay activists." For the full story click here.